Whiskey Makers in Washington, D.C.: A Pre-Prohibition History

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Before Prohibition, a number of liquor merchants operated in the District of Columbia. This was a time when intoxicating beverages were at the forefront of the national conversation, and the District, being subject only to laws passed by Congress, served as a testing ground for regulation. Learn the stories of the Poison Squad, Lemonade Lucy, the Sons of Temperance and the sad tale of Senators baseball star Ed Delahanty. On the political front, read a blow-by-blow account of the decade-long whiskey war, which involved every branch of the federal government as it sought to answer the question, "What is whiskey?" Local author and whiskey producer Troy Hughes provides a glimpse into Washington whiskey culture and the businesses of producers at the turn of the twentieth century.
ISBN: 9781467153379
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: District of Columbia
Series: American Palate
Images: 62
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Troy Hughes is a corporate attorney with a side-hustle as a burgeoning liquor merchant. Based in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Washington, D.C., with his wife and kids, he spends his free time shuttling his kids from event to event, running or riding in Rock Creek Park or trying to come up with new ways to sell liquor. This is his first attempt at a book. A native of King George County, Virginia, and a graduate of the College of William and Mary and the Georgetown University Law Center, he proudly served as a U.S. Air Force JAG before settling in D.C. More on him can be found at www.reboot-bev.com.
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